"In my head and in the team's focus, we haven't accomplished anything yet," said DiCocco. "Yes, we beat Hudson Falls, but we're concerned about this Friday night (against Johnstown)."
Shootout at Niskayuna
In other football action Friday, Niskayuna hosts Shaker, Mohonasen welcomes undefeated Troy and Scotia-Glenville travels to unbeaten Bishop Maginn.
Niskayuna (1-2) is hoping for another big game from its offense and a better defensive effort against Shaker (1-2) after a 64-42 loss to Schenectady (3-0) last weekend in which both teams racked up 280 yards through the air.
"It says volumes (about what we're capable of)," said Niskayuna coach John Furey. "You go into a game, and all you hear is about this (Schenectady) team and what they did the previous two weeks (a 36-7 win against Shenendehowa and a 52-14 win against Colonie). I've got a lot of respect for our kids and how they handled themselves."
Niskayuna led Schenectady 42-35 at halftime behind quarterback Danny Peters, who threw for 284 yards and four touchdowns. But Schenectady quarterback Nick Ottati responded with 280 passing yards and four touchdown strikes, and tailback Mark Thompson added 166 rushing yards and three touchdown runs.
"We saw a couple of things (in Schenectady's defense) that we could take advantage of," said Furey. "It was easy sailing for a little bit."
Niskayuna could face another explosive offense Friday. Shaker is coming off a 44-34 victory over Colonie in which tailback Jeremy Pryor rushed for 299 yards and four touchdowns.""